Kossuth County Dirt Knights rained out, rescheduled

ALGONA, Iowa – Tonight’s (Thursday) Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour event at Kossuth County Speedway has been rained out and rescheduled for Aug. 1. The county fair show at the Home of Thursday Night Thunder features IMCA Modifieds running for $1,500 to win along with a 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth.  IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods all vie for $1,000 to win; Mach-1 Sport Compacts complete the program.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and E3 State points will be awarded; track points will also be awarded in the Stock, Hobby, SportMod and Sport Compact divisions. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and drivers should use the south entrance. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. sharp with racing to follow.  Grandstand admission is $10 for adults and free for ages 14 and under. Pit passes are $30.


IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour has Memorial Day opener, new title sponsor in Arnold Motor Supply 

VINTON, Iowa ­(Feb. 8) – IMCA’s Hawkeye Dirt Tour will have a new title sponsor when the series opens on Memorial Day at Benton County Speedway. Arnold Motor Supply has signed on as sponsor of the eighth annual Modified tour and will provide a portion of $5,650 point funds to be paid each of the next three seasons. The champion takes home $1,000 along with a Traeger Lil’ Tex Elite Pellet Grill, valued at $700, courtesy of Arnold Motor Supply, the Spencer-based auto parts supplier. Nine dates, all paying a minimum of $1,000 to win and $150 to start, are on the 2017 schedule and are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. The Monday, May 29 event marks the sixth occasion the tour has opened at Vinton, where the first-ever IMCA Modified event was held in 1979. The Miller Lite 30 date June 6 at Marshalltown Speedway and the June 13 show at West Liberty Raceway are part of midweek doubleheaders with the Deery Brothers Summer Se­ries for IMCA Late Models. Hancock County Speedway [Read More]


IMCA Speedweek starts with rich Hawkeye Dirt Tour show at Clay County

SPENCER, Iowa – The first Hawkeye Dirt Tour event at Clay County Fair Speedway will also be one of the top-paying races in the six-plus season history of the series for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds. Winner of the Monday, Aug. 8 feature earns $5,000. Hahn Roofing of Spencer and the Clay County Fair both added money to the purse to make the winner’s check the biggest of the 2016 tour. The runner-up gets $1,200, with $600 paid for third and $450 for fourth, and $250 in cash will be paid to the evening’s hard charger. The Hawkeye Dirt Tour show at Clay County kicks off IMCA Speedweek, with Modifieds headlin­ing the Harris Clash card at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City on Tuesday, Aug. 9 be­fore the Dirt Tour finale Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Buena Vista Raceway in Alta. IMCA Modifieds also take top billing when Speedweek continues at Hancock County Speedway in Britt with the Thursday, Aug. 11 Night of 1,000 Stars; the Friday, Aug. 12 Night of 10,000 Stars; and the Saturday, [Read More]


IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour checkers fly for Dripps’ first Tipton triumph

TIPTON, Iowa (Aug. 2) – Corey Dripps put another check on his bucket list by taking the $1,000 check at Tuesday’s Hawkeye Dirt Tour event at Cedar County Raceway. Dripps led all 30 laps of the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature at Tipton, outrunning defend­ing tour champion Kyle Brown for the midweek win at Tipton. “This is one of the few tracks in Iowa where I hadn’t won at. It’s good to get that off my bucket list, es­pecially at a special like the Hawkeye Dirt Tour,” he said, also noting the victory was powered by a Ford motor. “In the 1990s I was leading and almost had a lot of races won here but it didn’t happen.” The front pair got a late break when coming onto traffic with three laps left. The first slower car they encountered pulled off and gave both plenty of track to determine the finish; Dripps got two lapped cars ahead of Brown before their 1-2 finish. Brown had his best finish of the 2016 series season while [Read More]


Cordes tops Hawkeye Dirt Tour finale, Brown earns IMCA Modified series title 

FARLEY, Iowa (Sept. 19) ­– A season that’s seen its share of highs and lows saw another high spot Saturday for Troy Cordes. Cordes topped the 30-lap Hawkeye Dirt Tour feature for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds during the Yankee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway. The win paid $2,000 and put him on the ballot for next September’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. “I’d started second but fell back to about fifth. The car was too tight at the beginning,” he said. “The track was slick, which was unbelievable for the amount of rain they’d had.” Cordes got back to third following a lap 18 restart, then passed Jason Schueller and Kyle Brown for the lead and eventual checkers. Brown hung on to the runner-up position and became the sixth different driver to win the tour title in as many years the series has been held. He’d started the night with a four-point advantage over defending champion Mike Van Genderen, who finished 11th. Schueller, Justin Kay and Matt Gansen rounded out the top five. “This [Read More]

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Farley’s Friday Yankee Dirt Track Classic program falls to rain

FARLEY, Iowa (Sept. 18) ­– Rain is the winner tonight at Farley Speedway. The evening’s Yankee Dirt Track Classic program, which was to have been headlined by the Deery Brothers Summer Series, has been canceled due to rain and wet track conditions. The complete Saturday program is still on as scheduled along with the addition of Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod qualifying. Hot laps are at 4:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Touring IMCA Late Models will chase checks of $7,500 to win and a minimum of $500 to start their 100-lap series finale tomorrow night while the Hawkeye Dirt Tour feature for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $175 to start. Justin Kay of Wheatland clinches a second consecutive Deery Series crown with tonight’s rainout. Just four points separate Kyle Brown of State Center and defending champion Mike Van Genderen in the race for the 2015 Hawkeye Dirt Tour title.


Deal capitalizes on late restart for IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour win at Alta 

ALTA, Iowa (July 22) – Nick Deal became the sixth different winner in as many IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour events this season Wednesday at Buena Vista Raceway, on a night when Ricky Stephan nearly accomplished the impossible. Stephan had to restart at the back of the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified field after spinning before the first lap was scored. He used multiple lines to work his way through traffic and was leading when what proved to be the final caution waved with three circuits left. Deal had run near the front for most of the 25-lap feature. He capitalized on that late restart, pass­ing Stephan for the $1,000 feature win and an early berth on the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot. Defending HDT champion Mike Van Genderen regained sole possession of the point lead with a third-place finish, one spot better than former co-leader Kyle Brown. Long-time leader Chris Abel­son ended in fifth. Jeremy Mills led in the early going from his outside row one starting spot. Abelson rode the top side of [Read More]


Wednesday show at Buena Vista Raceway next for IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour 

ALTA, Iowa (July 17) – Something has to give next Wednesday night at Buena Vista Raceway. Defending champion Mike Van Genderen and Kyle Brown are tied atop point standings coming into the sixth Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified Hawkeye Dirt Tour event of the season. One of the two will have sole possession of the lead when the race is final. The July 22 feature pays $1,000 to win, a minimum of $150 to start and is a qualifier for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Pit gates at Alta open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Racing follows 6:45 p.m. hot laps. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and veterans with ID, and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $25. Completing the midweek card are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts racing for all applicable points, and BVR bombers. More information is available at the www.buenavistaraceway.com website, on Facebook or by calling 712 299-5147. Different [Read More]


Shryock scores first Hawkeye Dirt Tour win at Southern Iowa Speedway

By Jeremy Fox OSKALOOSA, Iowa (July 15) – Kelly Shryock continued the trend of new Hawkeye Dirt Tour winners Wednesday night at Southern Iowa Speedway. Not only was he the fifth winner in as many series events this season, it was Shryock’s first career win on the tour for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds. A qualifying event for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Shryock was already vote eligible. Fresh off his Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Mod Tour championship, Ricky Thornton Jr. redrew the pole and took the early advantage in the 25-lapper. His time out front was short-lived as Shryock grabbed the lead away just prior to a lap three caution. Shryock continued to pave the way with Cayden Carter pursuing and Kyle Strickler making his way through the field. Strickler worked the low side past Carter with three laps to go, however he came up a couple car-lengths short of Shryock at the line. Carter ran third. Shryock became the fourth different series winner in four events held all-time at the speedway. Other [Read More]


Knoxville Raceway hosts July 16 IMCA Har­ris Clash special 

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods return to Knoxville Raceway for the 24th annual Harris Clash on Thursday, July 16. Top prize for the Modifieds is $2,000 while Northern SportMods run for $1,000 to win. Twenty-four cars will qualify for the Modified feature, which doubles as a Hawkeye Dirt Tour event; one past champion’s provisional will be given to the most recent winner who is licensed and competing in weekly IMCA events but who does not qualify. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, home region, Allstar Performance State and Hawkeye Dirt Tour points will be awarded for the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational bal­lot qualifier. The Modified feature will be 25 laps and pay a minimum of $250 to start. The Northern SportMod feature is 20 laps. Pit gates open at 3 p.m., the draw closes and the drivers’ meeting starts at 6 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:15 p.m. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $8 for stu­dents, $4 for kids ages [Read More]